The '''Medical College of Georgia''' (often referred to as '''MCG''') is the flagship medical school
of the University System of Georgia
, the state's only public medical school, and one of the top 10 largest medical schools in the United States.
Established in 1828 as the Medical Academy of Georgia, MCG is the oldest and founding school of Augusta University
. It is the third-oldest medical school in the Southeast and the 13th oldest in the nation. With 22 departments, it offers both a Doctor of Medicine
(MD) as well as MD-PhD
, MD-MPH, and MD-MBA degrees.
In response to the state of Georgia's worsening shortage of physicians, the school has undergone tremendous growth in recent years. Beginning in 2010, MCG expanded to include multiple regional campuses across the state. In addition to its main clinical campus in Augusta, clinical training is offered at campuses in Albany, Rome,...